Apache OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice

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Apache OpenOffice

10 out of 10
January 31, 2018
It is being used by persons that use the Linux environment and some Windows users that like that it is open source or just prefer it to …
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What is Apache OpenOffice?

Apache OpenOffice is a free open source office suite that includes six applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (diagramming and graphics), Base (database), and Math (formulas).

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What is Apache OpenOffice?

Apache OpenOffice is a free open source office suite that includes six applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (diagramming and graphics), Base (database), and Math (formulas).

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Pulkit Agrawal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Like OpenOffice, LibreOffice is also an open open source software which ships as the default office suite on Linux operating systems. Libre office is more suited for users using Linux as their primary operating system. Plus it requires 2gb space, same as Microsoft office so ultimately we decided to go with OpenOffice
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Apache OpenOffice is less intense on our computer systems and saves us a ton of financial resources. Since our document creation and editing needs are typical of a small business and not very complex, Apache OpenOffice is sufficient for us. We think that almost any smaller to medium sized business would feel the same way if they don't have a need to make or edit complex documents.
January 18, 2019

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Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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OpenOffice comes for free and with almost the same functionalities as Microsoft Office. Even if there may be some small incompatibilities, saving 500+ Microsoft Office licenses can be a real incentive for a small company. Together with moving to OpenOffice, as a part of the same cost-saving plan, one could also get rid of the Windows licenses since Apache OpenOffice is cross-platform.
Kim Dammers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Apache OpenOffice (OO) is less complicated than MS Office. This makes it easier for beginners to learn. On the other hand, it does not seem to have some of the more advanced features that power users like (but that can confuse and frustrate basic users). OO could profit by abandoning some of the MS traits, such as not having an unnumbered first line option in spreadsheets.
Score 10 out of 10
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I selected Apache because it provides the same tools and performance (as well as the Microsoft Office formats) for absolutely no price tag. It is produced by people who care about making a product that works— great updates are made periodically. The interface is very similar and takes very little time to get used to. It should be a no-brainer!
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The big benefits that OpenOffice gives us is the flexibility, the cost, and the ease of licensing. We do have some Office users, and we keep licenses for them. We looked at Office 365, and that was a good way to work for some people, but the requirement to be constantly connected to the internet was difficult for some of our field staff. Same with Google Drive, though that was more popular than Office 365. We don't do a ton of collaborative work, so the lack of online collaboration wasn't a dealbreaker for us, though I can see how 365 or Google Drive would be much more helpful for a team of people working on a single document.
Score 8 out of 10
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The products are certainly equivalent, with OOO having a much better price and better performance than the non-Microsoft offerings.

I've used Lotus Smartsuite (now deprecated), Coral Office, Star Office (a previous version of OOO), and Microsoft Office. Functionality across all is equivalent, with some being better than others (Coral is notably speedy, but is weak on features and compatibility). OpenOffice is a good option because of its price and compatibility.
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Apache OpenOffice may not quite have all the bells and whistles of Microsoft Office, but I chose it for one major reason: it is absolutely free. It is also fully functional as a free software. There is no trial, need to upgrade, or subscription plan. As a small business owner, when I was first starting out, I needed software that could meet my needs that also wouldn't break the bank. OpenOffice was the answer to my needs.